Did you know that the 2nd longest surah in the Qur'an is Ash-Shu'ara=>26, with 227 verses. Al-Araf=>7 - has 206 verses, while Al Imran=>3 has 200 verses.

There are 6 surahs in the Qur'an that are names of the Prophets, they are as following,10-Yunus, 11-Hud, 12-Yusuf, 14-Ibrahim, 47-Muhammad, 71-Nuh.


An-Nur 24:30=> Say to the believers that they should restrain their eyes and guard their modesty. That will be purer for them. Allah is well aware of what they do.


2:219 => They ask you about drinking and gambling. Say: "There is great harm in both, although there is some benefit for men, but their sin is greater than their benefit." And they ask you what they should spend; say: "What is superfluous." Thus Allah makes plain to you His revelations, so that you may ponder. (Drinking wine or any other kind of alcoholic beverage is, in the Islamic vision, a prohibited vice. However, just because it has been prohibited does not mean that it has no benefit, but only that its harm outweighs its benefit. Similarly with gambling; the one who gains something in gambling appears to gain some benefit, but since the practice as a whole yields, on balance more suffering than advantage, the Lord has forbidden it).

5:90-91 => O you who believe! Intoxicants and gambling and stones and divining arrows are only an infamy of Satan's handiwork. Leave them aside in order that you may succeed. Satan seeks only to ast among you enmity and hatred by means of strong drink and gambling, and to turn you from remembrance of Allah and from His worship. WIll you not then abstain? ( During the period of ignorance before Islam the pagan Arabs were given to drinking wine and other alcoholic drinks. The Islamic prohibition was effected in three stages. Allah first discouraged the believing Muslims from drinking wine, drawing to their attention the fact that there was more evil than benefit in intoxicants. Later, they were forbidden from praying while under the influence of alcohol. With the above verse, the practice was definitively forbidden. At the same time, gambling was also outlawed, the two vices having many of the same properties. The "arrows" referred to were used for the division of meant by a sort of lottery or raffle. They were also used for divinition, for example, in ascertaining lucky or inauspicious moments, or learning the wishes of the heathen gods, as to whether men should undertake certain actions or not. All superstitions, whether or not they seem to have an occult reality, are outlawed by God's Law).

2:73=> He has only forbidden you carrion, blood, and swine, and that which has been consecrated (to the name of) any other than Allah. But he who is driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. For Allah is Forgiving,Merciful. (Since Islam is the religion of ease, absolute necessity renders permissible certain things which are normally forbidden, for as long as such conditions continue. Hence a man may eat of pig or other impurities if he will otherwise be in real danger of starvation; for Allah is Forgiving, Mericful).

6:118-119,121 => Eat of that over which the name of Allah has been mentioned, if you are believers in His revelations. How should you not eat of meats over which the name of Allah has been mentioned, when He has explained to you that which is forbidden to you, unless you are compelled by necessity. But many do mislead men by their own disires through ignorance. Your Lord knows best those who transgress. Eat not of meats on which Allah's name has not been mentioned; that would be a foulness. The devils inspire their friends to dispute with you. But if you obey them, you will be in truth idolaters. (If the name of God has not been mentioned during the slaughter of an animal, it's life has been taken wrongly, and no Muslim may eat of its meat).


49:11-12 => O you who believe! Let not a group mock another group; it maybe that these are better than they; nor should women mock other women, it maybe that they are better than they. (Mocking does not only imply mocking with the tongue but also includes mimicking somebody, making pointed references to him, laughing at his words, or his work, or his apperance, or his dress, or calling people's attention to some defect in him so that others also may laugh at him). Do not taunt one another nor call one another by nicknames. It is an evil thing to be called a bad name after faith. Those who do not desist are wrongdoers. O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, for in some cases suspicion is a crime. Do not spy on one another nor backbite one another. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Surely you would abhor it. Have fear of Allah. He is Forgiving, Mericful. (The Prophet (SAW) defined backbiting thus: 'It is speaking of your brother in a way that is irksome to him.' It was asked; 'What if the defect being talked of is present in my brother?' The Prophet answered, ' If it is present in him, it would be backbiting, and if it is not present, it would be slander.' The sole exception here are cases where talking ill of a person in his absence maybe a real necessity, which cannot be met without resort to backbiting, and if backbiting is not resorted to, there is a likelihood of this resulting in a bigger evil).


16:125=> Invite all to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kindly exhortation, and reason with them in the most curteous manner. For your Lord knows best those who have strayed from His path and those who are rightly guided.


2:28 => O disbelievers! How can you deny Allah when you were dead, and He gave you life? Then He will cause you to die and then restore you life and you will return to Him (to give an account)?

2:77=> Do they really not know that Allah has full knowledge of all they hide and all that they reveal.

2:147 => This is the truth from your Lord, therefore don't be of those who doubt.

2:190 -> Fight for the sake of Allah those who fight against us, but don't attack them first. Allah does not love the aggressors.

2:268 -> Satan threatens you with poverty and commands you towards immorality. But Allah promises you His forgiveness and His bounty. Allah is All Embracing, All Knowing.

3:51 -> Allah is my Lord, and your Lord, so worship Him. That is the straight path.

3:85 -> He who seeks a religion other than Islam, it will not be accepted from him and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.

3:149 -> O you who believe! If you obey those who disbelieve, they will make you go back to your old religion, then you will turn back as losers.

4:86-> When you're greeted with a greeting, give a greeting better than it or return it. Surely Allah takes account of all things.

7:204 -> When the Qur'an is recited, give ear to it, and pay heed, that you may obtain mercy.



Chapter 1, # 8.=> Narrated Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Islam is based on the following five principles. They are; 1) To testify that Ashadunna La illaha Ill-Allahu Wa Ashadunna Muhammadin Wa Rasuluh. I bear witness that there is no God, but Allah, and Muhammad is the Last Messenger. 2)Iqamat-as-Salat. To offer the 5 daily prayers. Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha. It is also good to offer Duha and Tahajjud prayers. 3)To pay Zakat 4) To perform the Hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca. 5)To observe Saum, fasting in the month of Ramadan.

Ch 3, #10 => Narrated Abdullah bin Amr (RAA), the Prophet (SAW) said, "A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. A Muhajir is the one who gives up all that Allah (SWT) has forbidden."

Ch 5, #12 => Narrated Abdullah bin Amr (RAA), a man asked the Prophet (SAW)'Whose Islam is good or what sort of deeds of Islam are good.' The Prophet (SAW) replied, "To feed others and to greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know."

Ch 6, #13 => Narrated Anas (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said: "None of you will have faith till he likes for his Muslim brother what he likes for himself."


Ch 3, #71 => Narrated Anas (RAA) Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "From among the portents of the Hour are (the following): 1) Religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men). 2) Religious ignorance will prevail. 3) Drinking of alcoholic drinks will be very common. 4) There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual intercourse."

Ch 20, #82 => Narrated Anas (RAA) Whenever the Prophet (SAW) spoke a sentence (said a thing), he used to repeat it thrice so that the people could understand it properly from him and whenever he asked permission to enter, (he knocked the door) thrice with greeting."

Ch 28, #90 => Narrated Ali (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "Do not tell a lie against me for whoever tells a lie against me intentionally then he will surely enter the Hellfire."


Ch 3, #112 => Narrated Abdullah bin Yazid Al-Ansari (RAA), He asked The Prophet (SAW) about a person who imagined to have passed wind during the prayer. Allah's Messenger (SAW) replied: "He should not leave his prayers unless he hears sound or smells something."

Ch 26, #136 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "If a dog drinks from the utensil of anyone of you it is essential to wash it seven times."

Ch 32, #146=> Narrated Ibn 'Umar (RAA) "During the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (SAW) men and women used to perform ablution together."

Ch 41, #161=> Narrated Aisha (RAA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "If anyone of you feels drowsy while offering prayer he should go to bed till his slumber is over, because in praying while drowsy one does not know whether one is asking for forgiveness or for a bad thing for oneself."


Ch 19, #254 => Narrated Abu Maslama, Sa'id bin Yazid Al-Azdi (RAA) said I asked Anas bin Malik (RAA) whether the Prophet (SAW) had ever offered the prayer with his shoes on. He replied. 'Yes.'

Ch 40, #279 => Narrated Abu Qatada As-Sulami (RAA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "If anyone of you enters a mosque, he should pray two Rakats before sitting."


Ch 19,#354 => Narrated Abu Musa (RAA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "Whoever prays the two cool prayers (Asr, and Fajr) will enter Paradise."

Ch. 26, #366 => Narrated Anas bin Malik (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "If anyone forgets a prayer he should pray that prayer when he remembers it. There is no expiation except to pray the same." Then he recited: "And Iqamat-as-Salat (establish) for My (Allah's) remembrance."


Ch. 1, #370 => Narrated Ibn 'Umar (RAA): When the Muslims arrived at Al-Madina, they used to assemble for the prayer, and use dto guess the time for it. During those days, the practice of Adhan for the prayers had not yet been introduced yet. Once they discused this problem regarding the call for prayer. Some people suggested the use of a bell like the Christians, others proposed a trumpet like the horn used by the Jews, but Umar was the first to suggest that a man should call the people for the prayer; so Allah's Messenger (SAW) ordered Bilal to get up and pronounce the Adhan for the prayer.

Ch. 19, #390 => Narrated Abdullah bin Umar (RAA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "The prayer in congregation is twenty seven times superior in degrees to the prayer offered by a person alone."

Ch 36, #412 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "Isn't he who raises his head before the Imam afraid that Allah may transform his head into that of a donkey o his figure (face) into that of a donkey?"

Ch 42, #419 => Narrated Anas (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) use to pray a short prayer in congregation but used to offer it in a perfect manner.

Ch 43, #420 => Narrated Abi Qatada (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "When I stand for prayer, I intend to prolong it but on hearing the cries of a child, I cut it short, as I dislike to trouble the child's mother."

Ch 44, #421 => Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "Straighten your rows or Allah will alter your faces."


Ch 6. #432 => Narrated Anas bin Malik (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "What is wrong with those people who look towards the sky during the prayer?" His talk grew stern while delivering this speech and he said, "They should stop looking towards the sky during the prayer; otherwise their eyes would be snatched away."

Ch 8, #435 => Narrated Ubada bin As-Samit (RAA): Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "Whoever does not recite Surah Al-Fatiha (the 1st Surah in the Quran) in his prayer, his prayer is invalid."

Ch 18, #448 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "Say Amin when the Imam says it and if the Amin of anyone of you coincides with that of the angels then all his past sins will be forgiven."

Ch 31, #464 => Narrated Ibn Abbas (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said, "We have been ordered to prostrate on seven bones i.e. on forehead (along with the tip of the nose and), pointed towards his nose, both hands, both knees, and the toes of both feet, and not to tuck up the clothes and the hair."

Ch 33, #466 => Narrated Anas bin Malik (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said, "Be straight in the prostrations and none of you should put his forearms on the ground (during the prostrations) like a dog."


Ch 2, #493 => Narrated Abu Said Al Khudri (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim who has attained the age of puberty and also the cleaning of his teeth with Siwak, and the using of perfume, if available."


Ch 2, #528 => Narrated Anas bin Malik (RAA) the Prophet (SAW) never proceeded the prayer on the day of Eid ul Fitr unless he had eaten some dates. Anas also narrated the Prophet (SAW) used to eat odd numbers of dates.


Ch 4, #925 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "Whoever does not give up lying speech (false statements) and ating on those lies and evil actions etc., Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink. Allah will not accept his fasting."

Ch 14, #936 => Narrated Anas bin Malik (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said, "Take Sahur as there is a blessing in it."

Ch 18, #940 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "If someone eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete his fast for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by Allah."

Ch 28, #952 => Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten the iftar (breaking of the fast)."


Ch 6, #1160 => Narrated Aisha (RAA): the Prophet (SAW) used to accept gifts and used to give something in return.

Ch 13, #1169 => Narrated Asma bint Abu Bakr (RAA); My mother came to me during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (SAW) and she was a Mushrikah (polytheist, idolateress, pagan etc). I said to the Prophet (SAW) (seeking his verdict), "My mother has come to me and she desires to recieve a reward from me, shall I keep good relations with her?" The Prophet (SAW) said, "Yes, keep good relations with her."


CH 4, #1892 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA): the Prophet (SAW) said, "The food for two persons is sufficient for three, and the food of three persons is sufficient for four persons."

Ch 5, #1893 => Narrated Nafi Ibn Umar (RAA) never used to take his meal unless a poor man was called to eat with him. One day I brought a poor manth him, the man ate too much, whereupon Ibn Umar said to his servant, "Don't let this man enter my house, for I heard the Prophet (SAW) saying, "A believer eats in one intestine (satisfied with a little food), and a Kafir (disbeliever) eats in seven intestines (eats much food)."

Ch 7, #1895 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA) the Prophet (SAW) never criticized any food (he was invited to) but he used to eat if he liked the food and leave it if he disliked it.

Ch 16, #1906 => Narrated Ibn Abbas (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said, "When you eat, do not wipe your hands till you have licked it, or had it licked by someone else."


#1930 => Narrated Ibn Umar (RAA): the Prophet (SAW) said, "Whoever drinks alcoholic drinks in the world and does not repent from it (stops drinking alcoholic drinks and begs Allah to forgive him before his death), will be deprived of it in the Hereafter."

#1931 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA): The Prophet (SAW) said, "An adulterer, at the time he is committing illegal sexual intercouse is not a believer; and a person at the time of drinking an alcoholic drink is not a believer; and a thief at the time of stealing is not a believer."

Ch 10, #1946 => Narrated Umm Salama (RAA) the wife of the Prophet (SAW), The Prophet (SAW) said, "He who drinks in silver utensils is only filling his abdomen with Hellfire."


Ch 1, #1949 => Narrated Abu Sa'id Al Khudri & Abu Hurairah (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said, "No fatigue, no disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that."


Ch 1, #1962=> Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said: "There is no disease that Allah has sent down, except that HE also has sent down its treatment."

Ch 4, #1965 => Narrated Aisha (RAA) that she heard the Prophet (SAW) saying, "The black cumin is healing for all diseases except As-Sam." Aisha (RAA) asked "What is As-Sam?" He (SAW) said, "Death."

Ch 11, #1972 => Narrated Fatima (RAA) Whenever a lady suffering from fever was brought to Asma bint Abu Bakr (RAA) she used to invoke Allah for her and then sprinkle some water on her body at the chest and say, "Allah's Messenger (SAW) used to order us to abate fever with water."


Ch 10, #1996=> Narrated Ibn' Abbas (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) cursed effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners) of women and those women who assume the manners of men and he said, "Turn them out of our houses." The Prophet (SAW) turned out such and such man, and Umar turned out such and such woman.

Ch 11, #1997 => Narrated Ibn Umar (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said, "Do the opposite of what the pagans do, cut the moustaches short and leave the beard as it is."


Ch 2, #2008 => Narrated Abdullah bin Amr (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said, "it is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents. " It was asked by the people. "O Allah's Messenger! How does a man curse his parents?" The Prophet (SAW) said: "The man abuses the father of another man and the latter abuses the father of the former, and abuses his mother then the latter abuses his mother."

Ch 10, #2020 => Narrated Jarir bin Abdullah al Bajali (RAA) the Prophet (SAW) said, "He who is not merciful to others, will not be treated mercifully."

Ch 13, #2023 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA) Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "Whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously and whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet. (i.e. abstain from all kinds of evil and dirty talk, abusing, lying, backbiting etc.)."

Ch 19, #2030 => Narrated Abu Dhar (RAA) that he heard the Prophet (SAW) saying "If someone accuses another of Fusuq (by calling him Fasiq, a wicked person) or accuses him of Kufr (disbelief), such an accusation will revert to him (the accuser) if his companion (the accused) is innocent."

Ch 20, #2032 => Narrated Hudhaifa (RAA) I heard the Prophet (SAW) saying "A qattat (is a person who conveys disagreeable, false information from one person to another with the intention of causing harm and enmity between them) will not enter Paradise."

Ch 28, #2041 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said, "The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger."

Ch 29, #2043 => Narrated Imran bin Husain (RAA) The Prophet (SAW) said, "Haya does not bring anything but good."


h 19, #2088 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA) Allah's Messenger (SAW) said: "Whoever says, Subhan Allahi wa bihamdihi one hundred times a day, will be forgiven all his sins even if they were as much as the foam of the sea."


Ch 1, #2210 => Narrated Anas (RAA) If I had not heard the Prophet (SAW) saying "You should not long for death." I would have longed for it.

#2211=> Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA) Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "None of you should long for death, for if he is a good doer he may increase his good deeds, and if he is an evil doer he may stop the evil deeds and repent."


Ch 1, #2212 => Narrated Abu Hurairah (RAA) Allah's Messenger (SAW) said, "All my followers will enter Paradise except those who refuse." They said, O Allah's Messenger! Who will refuse?" He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys me is the one who refuses to enter it."

Ch 2, #2214 => Narrated Anas bin Malik (RAA) the Prophet (SAW) said: "People will not stop asking questions till they say, 'This is Allah, the Creator of everything then who created Allah?'"

Ch 3, #2215 => Narrated Abdullah bin Amr (RAA) I heard the Prophet (SAW) saying "Allah will not deprive you of knowledge after he has given it to you, but it will be taken away through the death of the religious learned man with their knowledge. Then there will remain the ignorant people who when consulted will give verdicts according to their opinions whereby they will mislead others and go astray."

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